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Sherman M. Kirkland Jr.

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Sherman M. Kirkland Jr. Obituary
Sherman M. Kirkland, Jr., 82, of Painesville Twp. died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1935 in Mentor to the late Sherman and Dorothy (Smith) Kirkland, Sr.
Sherman was a foreman for General Electric for over 30 years. He was a life member of Ohio Gun Collectors Association and was Past President. He was also a life member of Dallas Arms Collectors Association and a member of the Daisy Museum, and NRA.
He enjoyed collecting BB guns and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors are his sons, Sherman M. (Maribeth) Kirkland, III, and Daniel R. (Katie) Kirkland; daughter, Cynthia A. Kirkland Snyder; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Janice L. (Brown); son, Ronald Kirkland; grandson, Robert L. Hotchkiss, Jr.; siblings, Dorothy McCabe, Lillian Krotz, Margaret Patrick, Joyce Townsend, Gerald Kirkland, and Ronald Kirkland.
Visitation will be Monday, November 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville.
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Private interment will take place.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice, 7314 Industrial Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Nov. 11, 2017
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